Agressive FUD by Fedora contributor

seth vidal skvidal at
Mon Oct 16 05:10:11 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-10-15 at 22:00 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:

> The simple fact of the matter is that ATrpms breaks your system and
> Axel refuses to acknowledge the fact, and he also seems to not want to
> make any effort to fix the problem(s) as far as I can tell from what's
> been said so far in this thread.

okay - let's settle this down a bit:

It's not a 'simple fact' that atrpms breaks your system.

It is true that atrpms has packages which update/replace those in core.

Doing so doesn't necessarily mean that your system is broken. 

It does make it harder to track down problems b/c a user is not using
the base you think s/he is. 

So your claim would be better received if it were:
- ATrpms contains packages which update or replace packages in core
- These replacements make debugging problems more difficult
- Telling a user to remove those packages is a valid mechanism for
simplifying a problem.

So let's lose the rhetoric on all sides.

Axel is not trying to break people's systems and there was too much
invective in your post.

now, can we get back to actually solving the problems?


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